The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of RightScale products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RightScale over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within RightScale, Inc.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RightScale
Rank 579 544 563
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +19
Contract jobs citing RightScale 4 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.044% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.017% 0.093% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23558 22470 24594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.03% 46.69% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13539 12788 12898
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1032 1243
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

RightScale
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RightScale across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

RightScale Jobs Demand Trend in England

RightScale
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RightScale across the England region.

RightScale Daily Rate Trend in England

RightScale
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RightScale within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West -10 3 £400 -
RightScale
UK

RightScale
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RightScale also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RightScale.

1 23 (92.00%) Red Hat
1 23 (92.00%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (92.00%) CentOS
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon EC2
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon S3
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (92.00%) Puppet
1 23 (92.00%) Hudson
1 23 (92.00%) Route 53
1 23 (92.00%) Jenkins
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon ELB
1 23 (92.00%) Vagrant
1 23 (92.00%) DevOps
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
3 20 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 20 (80.00%) DHCP
3 20 (80.00%) DNS
3 20 (80.00%) Open Source
3 20 (80.00%) Maven
4 18 (72.00%) QA
4 18 (72.00%) SaaS
4 18 (72.00%) PaaS
5 7 (28.00%) Big Data
6 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Jetty
6 6 (24.00%) nginx
6 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (24.00%) HTTP
6 6 (24.00%) Servlets

RightScale
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RightScale also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RightScale. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) Jetty
1 6 (24.00%) nginx
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (24.00%) Apache
1 6 (24.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (24.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon EC2
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon S3
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (92.00%) Route 53
1 23 (92.00%) Amazon ELB
2 18 (72.00%) SaaS
2 18 (72.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 20 (80.00%) DHCP
2 20 (80.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) HTTP
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) Packet Switching
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Big Data
2 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 23 (92.00%) Hudson
1 23 (92.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (80.00%) Maven
3 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (24.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (4.00%) Architect
2 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Servlets
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (80.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) CentOS
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (92.00%) DevOps
2 20 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (24.00%) JVM Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design
6 1 (4.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
1 6 (24.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (4.00%) CITP
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (72.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (92.00%) Puppet
1 23 (92.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Informatica
2 1 (4.00%) Netezza
2 1 (4.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Rackspace